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Brian Hill

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  • PHD, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, 1994
  • BS, Recreation Management & Youth Leadership, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 1986

Group Affiliations

  • Mountain Rescue Association — Organization certifying Search and Rescue teams. — 2009
  • National Recreation and Parks Association — Umbrella organization for all recreation-related fields. — 1986
  • Resort and Commercial Recreation Association — 2010–2011

Selected Publications

  • "Designing Experiences at Holocaust Memorial Sites", Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage, Pages 224-246, CABI, Boston, MA, Daniel H. Olsen and Maximillano E. Korstanje, 2020
  • "Asking the Right Questions: Using Reflective Essays for Experiential Assessment.", Journal of Experiential Education, Pages 1-18, Sage Publications, 2019
  • "Evaluating the theory of structured experience propositions: Effects of service quality and experience industry techniques on quality of immediate leisure experiences.", Annals of Leisure Research, Taylor and Francis, 2019
  • "Being Student and Practitioner Centered: Lessons Learned from Integrating a Recreation Management Department into a Business School.", Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Volume 31, Issue 2, Page 11, Sagamore, 2016
  • "Influences on active family leisure and healthy lifestyle among adolescents.", Leisure Sciences, Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 332-349, 2012
  • "The Value of a Master's Degree to Recreation Professionals", Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages unpaginated, Sagamore Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, 2012


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, 1989–1999


  • Outstanding Professional-Academic, Utah Recreation and Parks Association, 2016
  • Outstanding Citizenship, Marriott School of Management, 2014
  • Outstanding Citizenship, College of Health and Human Performance, 2008
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • Alma and Israel Heaton Professional of the Year, Department of Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, 1998
  • Honored Alumni, College of Health and Human Performance, 1998
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Brigham Young University, 1998
  • Honored Academic Alumni, Clemson University Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Managment


  • Navajo; Navaho

Certificates and Licenses

  • Wilderness EMT — Wilderness Medicine Institute — 2008